Sydney Meniere's Support Group, Glebe, NSW

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Cicada Social Group, Gladesville, NSW

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Ballarat Support Group, Victoria

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Meniere's Melbourne East Support Group, Vic

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Bairnsdale, East Gippsland, Victoria

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Canberra Support Group, ACT

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Sydney Events for 2019

* Saturday, 4 May 2019 - from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Guest Speaker:   Professor William Gibson 

I am looking forward to our next guest speaker, Professor William Gibson, who really needs no introduction.  

In our world of Meniere’s and cochlear implants, he is “the Guru”. 

In an interview by Professor Henry Pau he said “Prof Gibson is the complete package of a true academic surgeon: an intellectual powerhouse in research, an excellent diagnostician and the most gifted technical surgeon.”

The former NSW Governor Professor Dame Marie referred to a recently written biography ‘Professor Bill Gibson is an outstanding man, a great humanitarian and deserving of this well-researched biography about his exceptional contribution to medicine.’ 

During the Professor’s distinguished career as an ear, nose and throat surgeon, he gained a reputation as a world-expert in Menière’s disease and cochlear implant surgery. Over the years Professor has performed more than 2000 cochlear implant operations, which has made him one of the most prolific surgeons in his field.

He was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia, and was also honored with an Officer of the Order of Australia.  

We are thrilled that Professor Gibson will be our next speaker. 

Time:  10.30 - 12.30 

Venue:  St Helens Community Centre, Glebe (details below)

Entry fee:  from $5-$10

Sufferers, family, friends and supporters are welcome

RSVP essential 


* Saturday 3 August 2019 - 10.30 to 12.30

Guest Speaker:   Dr Miriam Welgampola

Dr Miriam Welgampola is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Central Clinical School, University of Sydney.  She is a neuro-otologist and Director of Clinical Research at The Balance Clinic.

Miriams journey can be found on:

Miriam's clinical work focuses on ictal assessment of acute vestibular syndromes presenting to the emergency room, early diagnosis of vestibular disorders by event monitoring and treatment of intractable positional vertigo (BPV). Her translational research focuses on “capturing” acute vertigo in the frontline (emergency department and general practice). She supervises three doctoral fellows and researchers from the disciplines of Medicine, Nursing, Audiology, Engineering and Psychology.

We are thrilled that Dr Welgampola will speak at this meeting.

Change of Venue:  

Unfortunately St Helens was not available however, a room next to St Helens is available.

Time: 10.30 - 12.30 

Venue: Benledi House, 186 Glebe Point Road

Entry fee:  $6-$10

Sufferers, family, friends and supporters are welcome

RSVP essential 




184 -6 Glebe Point Road 

 Glebe NSW 



Located next to Glebe Library

Walk through community garden at the St Helens Community Centre and entrance is on the left.  The meeting room is first on the right

Street Parking is available 

Buses:  431, 433 (from Central) and 370 

Cicada Social Meetups

Sunday BBQ and Thursday Morning Tea 

CICADA Australia Inc is a registered charity and volunteer organisation helping the hearing impaired. 

This is a cochlear implant support group  for recipients of cochlear implants.  It's an opportunity for them to meet them to meet face to face.  
Family and friends of recipients are always welcome.

Venue: SCIC , Building 39 Old Gladesville Hospital Entry is from Punt Rd Gladesville


10.30 am to 12pm 

First Thursday of every month from February to October as follows:

7 March, 4 April, 2 May, 6 June, 4 July, 1 August, 5 September and 3 October 

SUNDAY BBQ’s 2019:  

11am to 3pm

With guest speakers

24 February, 19 May, 18 August and 10 November 


For more information:

Ballarat Support Group

The Ballarat chronic balance disorders support group

When:   first Wednesday of the month 

Time:     1.30pm 

Where:  Ballarat South Senior Citizens Centre 

600 Latrobe Street, Redan. 

Bring a plate afternoon tea . 

Gold coin donation. 

Enquiries: Richard 0428454597 or

The Meniere's Melbourne East Support Group

Where:  Room 1,  Camberwell Library,  340 Camberwell Rd Camberwell

Parking available around the library, tram 75 stops at library on Camberwell Rd and Camberwell Station is not far away. 

Cost $5 - All welcome. 

Come for a chat and cuppa

For more information please contact: 

Andrea 0422 602 429 

Bairnsdale in East Gippsland, Victoria.

Linda Wilkinson is located in Bairnsdale in East Gippsland, Victoria. 

Linda runs sessions a few times a year, 


For more information email Linda on

Canberra Support Group

Kelly runs a support group in Queabeyan. 


Letchworth Community Centre 

28 Miller Street 


Kelly is keen to run meetings to meet and support other Meniere's sufferers in the area.    

For more information email